The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), under the auspices of the Ghana high commission in Nigeria, has urged Nigerian youths aspiring to obtain university degrees to take advantage of its forthcoming international students’ recruitment fair, with 5,000 Nigerians already schooling in Ghana.
According to Yaw Dankwa, the recruitment officer of the University of Ghana, no fewer than 5,000 Nigerians are presently schooling in Ghana, with free movement under the ECOWAS protocols and a resident permit.
The academic system in Ghana is operated so that students graduate at the expected time, as they are made to study full-time, stated Mr Dankwa.
Many Nigerian universities remain shut down as ASUU’s months-long strike continues.
GEPA attributed the high standard of education in Ghana to lessons gleaned from Nigeria.
Nicholas Quansah, Ghana’s trade attaché, disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos at a news conference held ahead of a scheduled October 17 to 18 education recruitment fair in Ikeja.
According to Mr Quansah, the fair offers school certificate holders or parents who want their children to have their university degrees in Ghana opportunities to explore the available options.
“About 16 universities, all fully accredited, are coming to the students’ fair. It is part of Ghana’s service to promote relationship with Nigeria, just as we participate in the international trade fair,” the Ghana official explained.
Mr Quansah added, “We encourage interested youths and parents to come for the fair and listen to the university offers that exist in all levels of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses as there will be on-the-spot admission.”